Elizabeth Saylor | إليزابيث سيلور

Ahlein! My name is Elizabeth Saylor and I am Assistant Professor of Arabic at North Carolina State University. I studied Arabic at Columbia University and completed my Ph.D. in Arabic Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. I am a passionate teacher of Arabic language, literature, and culture. For the last few summers, I have had the honor of directing intensive Arabic study abroad programs in Jerusalem and the West Bank. My research and teaching focuses on the early Arabic novel, Arab women’s literature, and mahjar (émigré) literature by early Syrian immigrants to North and South America. I am also working on a book project examines a neglected pioneer of the Arabic novel, the Lebanese immigrant writer, journalist, and feminist, ‘Afīfa Karam (1883-1924). I look forward to meeting you soon!